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for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
this hour, also the connection between the rupert murdoch scandal today and the mobster guy. remember him? and the interview on tonight's show is so exciting it made me and several segment producers -- made us break something in the office while we were preparing for the interview. while prepping tonight's interview, we broke some of the ceiling tiles outside my office door. i am very sorry, and i'll pay for it. >>> this is the mayor of london, his name is boris. he's in the conservative party. when questioned about it last year, here's what he had to say about the rupert murdoch phone hacking scandal. >> cooked up by labor party. >> cooked up by the labor party. phone hacking, made up by liberals. no such thing. where did mayor boris get his information? mayor boris got his information from john yates, the number two police officer in london. john yates, who it just so happens had to resign as the number two police officer in london just this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is g
. and the "roundtable" debate the politics of the divide. plus -- >> i apologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads s ll at his media empire, but will that be enough to save it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take you there. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some headlines since your morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of
. >> i am the first president to live tweet. tabloidt murdoch's "news of the world" is dead, of shame. >> we a fundamentally preached trust with our readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, let me say that unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18,000 jobs. astill the key on the debt limit. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan to cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenue? loopholes, reduce tax deductions? or republicans dare to do that? will democrats signed onto cuts to medicare or social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. put entitlements on the table, make sure that at the end of the day, these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, democrat senate wit. sounds so reasonable when you put it on paper, nina. why can they not get it done? >> i don't know why they cannot get done. i do know why. if you looat the polling data, the american public wants no changes in social security, medi
twitter. >> i am going to make history as the first president to live tweet. >> rupert murdoch's tabloid giant "news of the world" is dead, a shame. >> it finally breached a trust with readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, and unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18 at thousand jobs. still no deal on the debt limit. they are going to work over the weekend. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan that would cut $4 trillion at government spending over the next 15 years, but how you do that? close tax loopholes, reduce tax deductions? what republicans ever dared to do that? will democrats ever signed onto cuts in medicare and social security? >> democrats, suck it up. put the entitlements on the table and make sure at the end of the 80's are still programs that serve the public -- at the end of the day these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin. all sounds so reasonable, why can they not get done? >> i don't know why. i do know why. if you look at the polling d
before i got to this town, and i am not through now. >> rupert murdoch call before a committee of the british parliament. >> do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this fiasco? >> no. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> here is the deal -- as we record this program, we don't know how the debt ceiling business will play out over the weekend, but we have to put a program on the air, so here goes. president obama said this week that he hopes to elevate the tone of political discourse in washington. >> the way we run campaigns these days, the language used, the demonization of the other side, i think that has broken down some of that trust here in washington. >> anyone who witnessed his reckless spending habits over the past 2 1/2 years or sat across the negotiating table from him the past few weeks can be forgiven for being skeptical of his recent attempts to come across as a fiscal moderate. >> that is senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who has made no secret of his hope that barack obama becomes a one-term president, but as ma
. >> the president discovers twitter. rupert murdoch's tablo gia "news of the world" is dead of shame. >> we have a fundamently breached a truswithur readers. captionened byhe national captioning institute --www.ncncicap.o.org-- >> for the record, unemployment rose to 9.2% last month even though the economy added 18 at thousand jobs. still no deal on the debt limit. they are going to work over the weekend. the president and speaker boehner are talking about a plan that would cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenues? close tax loopholes, which is tax reductions? will republicans dare to do that? will democrats sign off o on cuts in medicare d social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. but the entitlements on the table, make sure at the end of the day that these are programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, a democratic senate whip. all sounds so reasonable, nina? why cannot get it done? >> i don't know why. i do know why. if you look at the polling data, the american public wants no changes in social security, medica
-conditioning. >>> another rupert murdoch newspaper is stirring controversy. outrage really over an editorial cartoon that is being called shameless and offensive. we are following the story from london. monita? >> shameless, offensive, disgusting are some of the words being used to describe this cartoon which we are going to show you. it's basically depicting starving people in somalia with the caption, "we have had a belly full of phone hacking." this is in the "times of london" newspaper owned by rupert murdoch's news corp. it could be depicting the irony of the attention paid on the phone-hacking scandal which millions of people are starving in somalia and horn of africa. 4 million people are starving yet the headlines have been on rupert murdoch and his family over the phone-hacking scandal. again, there has been so much criticism and reaction to this cartoon which had the title priorities on it. some of the tweets that have been coming in. emma keller who is married to "the new york times" executive editor brian keller tweed anyone else wondering if this cartoon from today london times is part
in your past life. what do you think about what's going on in britain, the murdoch scandal? >> i think it is hard for us to imagine the profound shock to the system that this has been for great britain. i spent a lot of time there. my character lives there so we spend a lot of time in england. england is going through something of a social crisis, there's an epidemic of crime and public drunkenness in the country. they think their culture has been coarsing a great deal. miliband made an impassioned speech yesterday and they need to wake up and get things right in the country. they are going through a difficult period. >> daniel silva, the book is "portrait of a spy." fabulous. we'll be right back. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care.
shell new report, says rupert murdoch's company has paid more than $650 million to make charges of corporate spying and hacking go away. and it all happened here in america. >>> plus, did shady republicans try to use the maxine waters investigation for political reasons? that hot story tonight. >>> welcome to the show, i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, president obama is vowing to veto what some are calling the republican's worst idea yet. it's the so-called cut, cap and balance bill. a tea party plan that's even more extreme than the ryan he budget. here is the -- >> classic washington posturing ka bookie theater. you know, this is a measure that's designed to duck, dodge and dismantle. duck responsibility, dodge on obligations and dismantle, law, which would require the dismantlement of our social safety met wp social security, medicare and medicaid. >> even though american people rejected their agenda, a new poll shows 71% disapprove of how republicans are handling the debt talks. much worse than for democrats or the president. in fact, 51% of republicans don't even like where
of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. n
rupert murdoch can last. the show starts right now. >>> the big story, pressure cooker. good day. i'm matt miller in today for dylan ratigan. dylan's hard at work on his upcoming book. >>> a sweltering heat wave grips the nation, the pressure is turned up on washington tore a debt ceiling with just 12 days to go. the white house calling out the "new york times" for sending out a bad alert that obama and boehner are close to a major budget deal. listen in. >> the breaking news, reports that you all have probably received is incorrect. there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. >> in the house, the s&p pulls freshmen republicans aside for waiting to act. holding out to the last minute when the markets tank and believe the ball will be in their tank because in political pro wrestling time means levera leverage. meantime, the cut, cap and balance amendment, demanding a vote because it doesn't have a chance of survival. senator reid trying to put on the pressure with speaker boehner firing right back. >> time is of the essence. when there are people who want to cause problems it takes
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pressure. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. >> it's the story that rupert murdoch wishes would just go away. the media mogul and his empire are under attack for the british tabloid, phone hacking scandal that forced him to shut down his largest newspaper, sparked a government investigation, and unleashed a flood of ang frert public hp. now the scandal is turning the spotlight on murdoch's media empire here in the u.s. especially on to fox news. so what does the controversy tell us about how murdoch does business? and what will the scandal mean for fox news? joining me now, is elise hogue, senior advisor at media matters, a nonprofit watch dog group that is now under attack from fox news. elise, how are you? and welcome to the show. what does this mean in america? of course, we know in england, there is a lot of outrage. in parliament there. there's unprecedented attacks. but what could this mean in the united states and particularly for fox news? >> you know, the first thing i think americans need to realize reverend, is that news international is a part of news corps, which is
and even crime victims. rupert murdoch's son james, who heads the newspaper's european operations, says the 168-year-old paper will publish its last edition on sunday. nbc's mike taibbi is live in london. as we get this news in, what are you hearing about the decision to close down this "news of the world"? >> reporter: it's a shock. a lot of people have been telling me in the last few minutes when the news came over the wire, nobody saw this coming. there were two inquiries ordered yesterday. this has been a huge story but nobody saw this result this soon. something had to happen. there was a lot of talk about having the former editor, rebecca brooks, let go in some way. she's now a key executive for rupert murdoch but she was on watch at the time that most of the egregious, allegedly egregious hacking incidents took place. you referred to the hacking of the phone numbers of relatives of crime victims, murder victims, that sort of thing. the relatives of soldiers slain in iraq and afghanistan also allegedly hacked. that's the thing about this story. it's one thing to say that celebriti
arrest, a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor, republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unattainable. "i said i was willing to come off my insistence that there was one vote," cantor told reporters afte
what happened with the murdoch family and james murdoch and where it goes from here. >> it's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you kn
to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after house majority leader eric cantor, a republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short-term ext
. >>> up ahead, the fire under rupert murdoch won't go away. new allegations emerge, as theory sick. >>> and arizona's sheriff joe arpaio comes clean. he settled a case. is that an admission? i'm going to go head to head with the sheriff, live tonight. [ crunch ] look! [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. (telephone ring. pick up) usa prime credit. my name ...peggy. you got problem? ggy? third time i've called, 's time i speak with a supervisor. supervisor is genius...i transfer. transfer! transfer! transfer! transfer! transfer! hello...my name is... peggy? come on!!! hello? want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. it's nice 'n easy colorblend foam! permanent color with tones and highlights. now in a delightful foam. just three shakes, foam it, love it! it's foamtastic! new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. your right color. new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. oh! let's do this. look who's early! [ dentist ] my patients want to walk into their dental check-u
. congress man cleaver, we're going to let you get back to work now. >> thank you. >> the rupert murdoch hacking scandal is expanding by the movement. developing right now news corp has withdrawn its bid for bskyb saying that we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb by news corporation would benefit both companies. but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. now news corporation remains a committed long-term shareholder in bskyb. we are proud of the success it has achieved and our contributions to it. meanwhile the scandal is crossing the pond to the u.s. senator jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation into whether news corp employees listened in on phone calls of families of 9/11 victims and others here in the state. hugh grant, the exacter, whose medical records were the subject of a recent newspaper article, says americans may now take notice. >> i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media? and i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news
'm thomas roberts. rupert murdoch will testify at parliament tomorrow, this is the big headline, all over the phone hacking scandal that's rocking his media scandal. meanwhile there was a new arrest of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distra
's like? like that moment in the rupert murdoch testimony in the british parliament yesterday. we played this on the show. there's no more perfect representation from the republican position than this clip from the murdoch testimony. watch. >> when were you informed about the payments made to gordon taylor and max clifford? >> nope. >> no? when were -- was that a yes or no -- it was not a yes or no. no. the answer is no. doesn't matter what the question is. they don't want to do it. so the only way out of this, well, there may be two ways out of this. one, if the president can circumvent congress, the president could theoretically break the law that says it's congress that has to raise the debt ceiling by instead raising it himself by using powers out of the constitution which says our debt has to be honored. that's one of the things in politics that may be technically feasible, not that he wouldn't do it to save the country. presidents have done things more extreme, but the idea he would be made to do it or consider it, it is almost impossible to imagine. putting that aside, is there an
in the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. just minutes ago, the assistant police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the co
. there certainly are people who are loyal readers of rupert murdoch's newspapers here and they will continue to be and i think they probably always assumed that there were some unethical practices used behind those screaming headlines that make you want to run out and buy those papers. there are people who have been outraged by the hacking. it started out years ago as you know with the phones of celebrities and royals and i think people thought that was somewhat amusing. when it came to hacking into the phones of murder victims and terrorist victims, people, there were people who were quite outraged by that and called in to put pressure on people who were buying advertisements in the papers. and so advertisers pulled out. and then also, bill, there is the other aspect here which is, it's gone beyond media it's now touching the police. it's touching government at the highest level. >> bill: it's going up and up and on. >> people are concerned. >> bill: historically the press in england has a relationship. as they do in washington with the power people there was a hacking of a little girl, rig
. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james have bowed to pressure. they will appear before parliament on the hacking scandal. rebecca brooks agreed to testify but the murdochs initially balked. some u.s. lawmakers are also calling for federal investigations into allegations news corp journalists hacked into the voice mail accounts of september 11th victims. senator robert menendez, a new jersey democrat, wrote to attorney general eric holder saying the possibility this happened is quote, horrifying. republican congressman peter king of new york described the alleged hacking as unjustifiable and parasitic. has news international responded to the 9/11 allegations? >> yes, they have. it's really important to point out that this stems from a report in a tabloid article last sunday here in the uk. in that report there was an unnamed source that spoke to an unnamed former police officer who alleges that he was approached by "news of the world" to tap the victims' phones from 9/11 and he said he denied it. very, very thin but it has gained some traction and that's why we're seeing u.s. lawma
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